You gggUUUUUuuuyyysss! I finished the quote-unquote “final” draft of my cowboy vs mermaid high fantasy novel! A month ahead of schedule! It’s amazing what you can do when you start staying up an hour later at night.
I use quotes because it’s only truly the final draft if nobody picks it up. If I garner agent interest I’m sure there’ll be tweaks (if not revisions) before sub, and if I get as far as a publishing house there’ll be several rounds of work ahead.
BUT I DIGRESS. The important bit is that I’m one finished query package away from wading into the query trenches. The query itself is basically done. The synopses are in draft form. My documents are formatted and ready. LET’S DO DIS.
If you don’t care about the nitty-gritty of the query process, never fear! I am about to go radio silent on this matter until I have news. So it could be months or a year+ before I bring this up again.
In the meantime! I will be…
- Sending out short stories
- Sprucing up the website
- Starting a newsletter (get ready, guinea pigs!)
- Outlining the next book
- …and then writing the next book
So there will be a good amount of work occupying my time/thoughts while I wait for the responses to roll in.
Wish me luck!
(Meanwhile: lap cats think they are getting their lap back. Alas, they are not.)